Age estimation has been paid great attention in the field of intelligent surveillance, face recognition, biometrics, etc. In contrast to other facial variations, aging variation presents several unique characteristics, which make age estimation very challenging. The overall process of age estimation is performed using three important steps. In the first step, the pre-processing is performed from the input image based on Viola-Jones algorithm to detect the face region. In the second step, feature extraction is done based on three important features such as local transform directional pattern (LTDP), active appearance model (AAM), and the new feature, deep appearance model (Deep AM). After feature extraction, the classification is carried out based on the extracted features using deep belief network (DBN), where the DBN classifier is trained optimally using the proposed learning algorithm named as crow-sine cosine algorithm (CS). Copyright © 2021, IGI Global.